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Editor's note: Heart

When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.

When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.

Editor's Note: PSL, please

I like pumpkin spice lattes and a lot of other “basic” fall things, and I do not care what comedian Bo Burnham thinks about it.

I like pumpkin spice lattes and a lot of other “basic” fall things, and I do not care what comedian Bo Burnham thinks about it.

The real winner at Whistling Straits

The Ryder Cup Golf Course’s nearest neighbor, Robert “Ziggy” Ziegelbauer, anticipates a week of hard work and good fun ahead.

The Ryder Cup Golf Course’s nearest neighbor, Robert “Ziggy” Ziegelbauer, anticipates a week of hard work and good fun ahead.

Roach: Jump Around

One thing will be missing this year. For the first time in three decades, Barry Alvarez won’t have a formal role on Madison Saturdays.

One thing will be missing this year. For the first time in three decades, Barry Alvarez won’t have a formal role on Madison Saturdays.

Roach: Cheaper by the dozen

"After wandering in the darkness with the loss of so many, there is now joy in the air. Instead of eulogies and wakes we have weddings, baptisms and puppies galore."

"After wandering in the darkness with the loss of so many, there is now joy in the air. Instead of eulogies and wakes we have weddings, baptisms and puppies galore."

Editor's Note: The stars in my eyes

A night at Washburn Observatory left me with a newfound appreciation for the starry sky above.

A night at Washburn Observatory left me with a newfound appreciation for the starry sky above.

Wisconsin woman executed by the Nazis is hardly 'forgotten'

With a new book, the rest of the world is discovering what a Madison TV journalist unearthed a decade ago.

Mildred Harnack is the only U.S. woman ever executed by Nazis by direct order of Hitler — but a local journalist unearthed her story a decade ago. What does he make of the new book?

Fight against Huntington's disease rolls on for Shana Verstegen

The champion log roller may have escaped the gene that caused her mother's death, but her advocacy continues with an event in August.

The champion log roller may have escaped the gene for the disease that caused her mother's death, but her advocacy continues with an event in August.

Roach: Stars and stripes

This Fourth of July was different. I had been mulling over the notion of adding another banner to accompany the Stars and Stripes to add context to Old Glory.

This Fourth of July was different. I had been mulling over the notion of adding another banner to accompany the Stars and Stripes to add context to Old Glory.

Saying 'so long' to the Avenue Bar

The East Washington institution will make way for the new Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras center, but it's not the first goodbye.

Whatever the how and why, the end of the Avenue Bar is a big deal. It came as close to being a public utility as any Madison restaurant ever has.

Roach: Remote possibility

As we emerge from quarantine, squint at the sun and begin to gather in groups giddy with reclaimed freedom — and return, at least partially, to the office — it is worth pondering how we have changed.

As we emerge from quarantine, squint at the sun and begin to gather in groups giddy with reclaimed freedom — and return, at least partially, to the office — it is worth pondering how we have changed.

Hard-won battles for new UW Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

Tamara Flarup enjoyed a 40-year career in communications at UW Athletics and a front row seat for the rise of women's sports.

She earned her spot after a 40-year career at UW Athletics, but the early days weren't easy for women in sports.

Woman with stage 4 cancer swims toward a new goal for her 70th birthday

Mary Gooze has already helped raise more than $1.5 million for metastatic breast cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center with her 'One Woman, Many Lakes' project.

With a June event, Mary Gooze hopes to raise $70,000 for metastatic breast cancer research at UW Carbone Cancer Center, where she has already helped raise $1.5 million.

Editor's note: It’s about the stories

There’s power in good storytelling, and it’s a responsibility and an honor to get to do it.

There’s power in good storytelling, and it’s a responsibility and an honor to get to do it.

Golden anniversary approaches for the ultimate bar band

It's been nearly 50 years since Dr. Bop and the Headliners featuring The White Raven played its first gig at Nitty Gritty.

It's been nearly 50 years since Dr. Bop and the Headliners featuring The White Raven played its first gig at Nitty Gritty.

New book brings Nellie McKay out of the shadows

The late UW–Madison professor’s groundbreaking work illuminated literature by Black women, but her own life was largely private.

Author Shanna Greene Benjamin describes how the late UW–Madison professor’s work illuminated literature by Black women while she kept her own life private.

Roach: Better Man

The world has been dormant for a year. Life as we knew it has been on hold since last March. But in the midst of this latency period, someone has been working. And his name is Kaleem Caire.

The world has been dormant for a year. Life as we knew it has been on hold since last March. But in the midst of this latency period, someone has been working. And his name is Kaleem Caire.